malignant mainstream media (influence: insidious …
malignant mainstream media
big picture: social media climate
promote beauty sickness
implication of women's flaw on their appearance
make profit instead of improving people's real life
What characters are represented?
idealized media images of women
opposite to the actual diversity of women present in the real life
extremely rare in the real life, and the range is narrow
beauty - sick culture
women's body dissatisfaction
make people feel unwanted and invisible
decreased body emotions and self - esteem: especially among adolescents - a risky group
not realistic, unrepresentative
related to success, romance and happiness - reinforce the notion that specific type of beauty is the key to a good life
women are frequently sexually objectified - negative outcomes in girls and women
exist for others
hardly see women as capable, skilled human beings
it is unique, only one
women's desire to break free from the ideal images spread is powerful
gender divided: how to be a woman; how to look like a women, how to have a good life as a woman
consequence: gender nature of objectification
How to influence
internalization of thin body image
thin, white, young age, bigger breast, tight hip
only parts of women's bodies
semi - structured interview
critiques from this article
intersectionality: are all the young girls like this?
Through the social media technology, how it is represented? How did she do the research?
which theory did she use to critisise the phenomenon?